In 1825 the Mills at Maiden Newton, Dorset, England were for sale, and the following announcement appeared in the Advertisements & Notices section of The Morning Chronicle (London, England) on Saturday, April 16, Saturday, April 23, Tuesday, April 26, 1825, and Friday, April 29, 1825. One mill was in the centre of the village and the other further downstream at Notton, but still within the parish.
Maiden Newton, Dorset – Capital Flour Mills, Dwelling House, Lands, &c. – At the King’s Arms Inn, in Maiden Newton aforesaid, on Wednesday the 11th day of May next, between the hours of Threee and Four in the afternoon.
All those Desirable Mills called Maiden Newton Mills with the Dwelling House, yard, garden, mill house, stable for ten horses, bakehouse, brewhouse, and other requisite offices, with excellent meadow adjoining. – And also in Lots, several excellent closes of pasture and sundry pieces of arable land, situate and being in the said parish of Maiden Newton, – Maiden Newton is distant from the Port of Weymouth 16 miles only; and from the following good market towns – Chard 18; Yeovil 13; Sherborne 13; Crewkerne 13; Dorchester 8; Bridport 10; Beaminster 9; and Cerne Abbas 5 miles. A plan of the mills and adjoining premises may be seen and particulars had at the office of Mr. Brock, 52 Lincoln’s Inn-fields, London; and at the office of Mr. Frampton, Solicitor, Cerne Abbas, Dorset.
Immediate possesion may be had, and one-half of the purchase money of the Mills may remain on mortgage at 4 per cent.
The Mills were reportedly worth £3,100, but just 3 years later in 1828 a moiety of the mills went to Samuel Hutchings and George Bullock for £7,500. Previously in 1800 George Lilly and his wife, Sarah, sold them to Thomas Hopkins of Stoke Abbot, miller, and John Hopkins the younger as trustee for the sum of £1,250.